#40 Tech Men Fall 5-4 in Season Opener to Webber in Tennis Action

MELBOURNE, Fla.-The Florida Tech men’s tennis team (0-1) opened up their season today at the Fee Avenue Courts hosting Webber International (1-0)
succumbing to the Warriors 5-4 at the 1:00 p.m. match.

The Panthers took the #1 , #2 and #3 singles games with the #1 match going almost and hour and half for the tough victory for Junior Keith Kessler
(Brooklyn, New York). Kessler defeated Enrique Catter (Lima, Peru) 6-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-3). Junior #27 Cliff Giel (Savaneta, Aruba) defeated Pete Lund 6-3,
6-3. Rounding out the singles victories was senior Diego Quiros (Quesada, Costa Rica) shut down Yuiti Lopes (Sao Paulo, Brazil) 6-2, 6-4.

The #17th  ranked tandem of Kessler and Giel won Florida Tech’s sole double match 8-2 defeating Catter and Lund finishing of the final point Tech was
get in the match.

The Panthers will be back in action on Friday, February 3rd traveling to Palm Beach Atlantic to play a double-header with the women’s program starting at
1:30 p.m.

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